Photo Essay: NYC's Incredible Christmas Tree Seller Subculture

The Friday night after Thanksgiving is when all the little forests pop up around the city. Most Christmas tree outlets—bodegas, parks, supermarkets, and big-box stores—have a team that comes in to set up wooden display racks, while electricians wire up lights to a generator and a truck drops off Fraser Firs to sell the … » 12/10/13 11:00am 12/10/13 11:00am

Digital Photo Bauble Lets You Spice-Up Christmas Trees With…

This is a 21st Century Christmas tree bauble: There's a 1.4-inch screen in there, powered by AAA batteries and 8MB of USB-accessed storage, and it's capable of showing slideshows of your pictures. Out now for around $12 each. Which is cheap enough that you could have a bunch of them on the tree, among the innocent… » 11/12/08 1:00pm 11/12/08 1:00pm

Ornament Lets You "Blow" on Santa's "Magic Candle" to Turn Out Your Tree…

When you wire this perverted Santa to your Christmas tree, you can turn out the lights with a simple blow on his "magic candle." When you want to turn the lights back on again, a push of the button on the chimney will get the job done. Sure, a device like this could be practical if you don't normally have the tree wired… » 12/07/07 8:40pm 12/07/07 8:40pm